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MWRA Advisory Board: The MWRA Advisory Board, which elects three members of the Board of Directors, is made up of a representative from each customer community. By statute, the Advisory Board reviews and comments on all MWRA’s operating and capital budgets.
Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC): Provides retail water and sewer services to City of Boston businesses and homeowners.
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP): The DEP is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.
Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation (DCR): The DCR is the state agency that oversees Massacusetts forests, beaches, mountains, ponds, riverbanks, trails, and parks. Site includes fishing information. it also manages and protects the drinking water supply watersheds for Greater Boston.
Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Industry (DTE): The DTE is responsible for the enforcement of Department regulations and orders and Mass. laws affecting residential utility customers for investor-owned electric, gas, telecommunications, and water companies, and for municipal gas and electric companies in Massachusetts. The DTE's Consumer Division protects consumers from unjust utility practices and to monitor the quality of service provided by utility companies.
US EPA Region 1 - Boston Home Page: The EPA is the federal agency that protects human health and the environment. EPA's Region 1 focuses on the environment of New England.

Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH)- Bureau of Environmental Health: The DPH is the state agency that protects human health. This site provides information about the environmental water quality of Boston-area beaches.

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Drink tap logo A user friendly site about tap water presented by the American Water Works Association. Includes a blog, household tips and educational resources for young people.
Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies: draws on the expertise of the nation's largest water suppliers to provide national direction on drinking water policy.
American Water Works Association: an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.
EPA's Watershed Management Program: federal resources and policies for watershed protection; be sure to surf your watershed.
The Water Librarians' Home Page: resources for librarians in water agencies and related organizations.
U.S. Water News: America's premier water news publication.
USGS Massachusetts and Rhode Island Water Science Center: The mission of the USGS Massachusetts-Rhode Island Water Science Center is to provide the hydrologic information and understanding necessary for the management and use of the nation's water resources.

WaterWorld News Briefs: industry news from a leading water magazine.

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National Association of Clean Water Agencies: represents the interests of the country's wastewater treatment agencies.
New England Fertilizer Company: operators of MWRA's sludge-to-fertilizer facility.

New England Water Environment Association - this site includes information about government agencies, professional associations and treatment plants.

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U.S. EPA's Operation WaterSense: a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, makes it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment. Look for the WaterSense label to choose quality, water-efficient products.

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)  - general information about Massachusetts and Rhode Island water resource activities.
USGS - Rivers  - Stormwater and Mainstem Loads of Bacteria, Nutrients, and Selected Metals, Lower Charles River Watershed, Massachusetts.
USGS - Woods Hole MA - USGS Woods Hole MA Homepage: USGS Marine and Coastal Geology Program Woods Hole, MA
Water Environment Federation - a not-for profit technical and educational organization. Its goal is to preserve and enhance the global water environment.

Water Resources of Massachusetts-Rhode Island - Water Resources of Massachusetts-Rhode Island Home Page U.S. Geological Survey (Buffalo) Water Resources of Massachusetts.

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Boston Harbor Islands National Park: How to get to them and what you'll find when you get there.
Boston Harbor Now: a not-for-profit that builds on sixty years of collective work advocating for the Boston Harbor cleanup, creating and co-managing the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park and establishing the Boston Harborwalk.
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay: a grass-roots environmental advocacy group. Its mission is to restore, protect and promote Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay.
Mass. Department of Public Health (DEP)- Bureau of Environmental Health: This site provides information about the environmental water quality of Boston-area beaches.

USGS - Harbor and Rivers: Stormwater and Mainstem Loads of bacteria, nutrients and selected metals, lower Charles River Watershed, Massachusetts.

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Fish Information Service (FINS): information for home aquarium enthusiasts
The Massachusetts Drinking Water Education Partnership: Lots of information about our drinking water, and links to year-round educational resources.
The New England Aquarium: a look at is staff, resources and ideas.

Surf Your Watershed: The U.S. EPA's watershed management page.

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum: The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of one of the country's first metropolitan water systems through exhibitions and educational programs on engineering, architecture, social history, and public health.

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Updated May 10, 2021

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